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Jul 23, 2010 6:00am EDT
'm steve chenevey. >> i'm allison seymour. we are in fantastic poolesvilleing maryland for this edition of hometown fridays. fox 5 morning news at 6:00 starts right now. very we are in fantastic poolesville, maryland. >> we give a big welcome on this friday morning. a beautiful sunrise and we are in northwestern n that this montgomery county. it is week number four for our hometown fridays and we're very happy to be with some of the good folks here in poolesville, maryland. already some folks coming out to say hi to us this morning. >> we are about an hour away from the nation's capital. technically, 35 miles from the white house. but this world out here is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the nation's capital. this area was founded on farming. while agriculture might not be the mainstay anymore, the charm of rural life remains. >> you can get here about 45 minutes from downtown washington if you don't have traffic to deal with. we have quite a bit coming up including the big history of this small town. we'll tap into the expertise of a couple of local historians including on
FOX
Jul 2, 2010 11:00pm EDT
big story tonight at 11:00. day two of being left high and dry for nearly two million maryland residents. mandatory water bans still in effect tonight as emergency repairs continue on a faulty water main in potomac. fox 5's jennifer davis has those details. >> reporter: wssc says it will have people out here around the clockworking till this pipe is both drained and repaired but they say until that happens it is really important that customers out there restrict their water usage so that firefighters, hospitals and anyone would really need it is will have it. they say right now people are not cutting back enough. the problem is a weakened section of a 96-inch water main. they are asking all its customers to reduce their water usage by about a third t so far usessage has only declined less than 10%. the pool manager says they're doing their part. they held off filling the pool much longer than usual and wssc says everyone can do a little bit. >> no watering outside. no watering your lawns. don't wash your car. no topping off a swimming pool. inside your house folks can definitel
FOX
Jul 22, 2010 11:00pm EDT
morning. >>> the news edge on maryland now where a uncle tried so hard to save his nephew from drowning he gave his own life. fox 5's maureen umeh live in the newsroom. she's been working the story all day long. >> reporter: brian, the homeowner was in his front yard power washing and had no idea anything was going on in his backyard pool until emergency crews came rushing to the scene to help to drowning victims. prince george's county police say the 12-year-old nephew and his siblings were visiting their uncle's home. on thursday afternoon the boy pushed a metal garbage can against the fence and hopped over. he apparently went into the deep end of the pool and never came back up. siblings alerted adults and when the 59-year-old uncle hopped over the fence and into the pool to help save his nephew, he became a victim too. >> his good hearted nature, he would do that. i think he would go to all lengths as you very well see. >> it's our job to make rescues. when you're faced with that situation, especially dealing with a very young life and a tragic incident often as this, it does take a to
FOX
Jul 9, 2010 6:00am EDT
as we started last week. this is our hometown fridays tour. we are in southern maryland this morning in leonardtown, maryland. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. >>> it is friday, july 9th. welcome to fox 5 morning news. every friday this month, we are taking the show live to communities across our region. today, again, we sit in leonardtown, maryland. the county seat for st. mary's county. and the beginnings of what would become this fantastic and really friendly city that we're in this morning stretch back to 1654. >> so there is some 350-plus years of history to cover. to do that, we've done a lot of homework. we have learned a lot about this but we'll go right to the experts. of a been here since yesterday afternoon. a lot of folk know their history here. we'll find out about some of the history of leonardtown coming up from some of those who actually live here. that is coming up later this hour. also, much like any city on the water, leonardtown's location plays a big part in where it has been and where it is going. there is a big push to revitalize the wharf. ho
FOX
Jul 13, 2010 5:00am EDT
maryland. some heavy rain falling there. and some rain falling across the bay. we have plenty of clouds. here is a look at what we're seeing. 74 here in the district. 73 in baltimore. ocean city and 69 out to the west and the forecast. take the umbrella with you. we're likely to see showers and storms during the course of the day that will cap the temperatures a warm and humid day. that's colling up in a bit. >> let's look at traffic. julie? >>> good morning to you if you are headed to 123 before you reach that exit here at the germantown overpass, the accident activity here using the left lanes headed in the direction of the beltway. as you continue. clay delays are forming. traveling along 355355 open for business this morning and south of the beltway and 410. that's where we have a tree reported a a tree down at that location. that's a check of the on time traffic. >>> we have a developing story this morning, an autopsy to identify remains in a ditch. it happened along route 1. the call came in at 8:00 last night. a driver spotted what appeared to be a skull and other remains. at thi
FOX
Jul 19, 2010 11:00pm EDT
" in maryland. a double murder. six weeks later another double murder. the victims two sets of mothers and daughters. now investigators may have cracked both cases with one suspected killer. wisdom martin is live with details. >> reporter: sources tell fox 5 they believe the same person is responsible for all four murders and a person of interest is likely to be indicted in one of the cases very soon. karen lofton and her daughter were shot and killed in their home last january. six weeks later deadly force dewitt and her 19-year-old daughter ebony were found in the trunk of a burning car in largo. both women were moms in their 40s who worked as nurses. both had teenage daughters and lived within a mile of each other. sources tell us that it is likely an indictment will be handed up in the dewitt case. the same man is a person of interest in the lofton case. he is in his 20s and already in jail on other charges. >> i think there is a good xhans that they are linked. >> we've been waiting on it all this time. this is a vicious senseless crime that took two beautiful people away that did
FOX
Jul 12, 2010 10:00pm EDT
to breaking news stories right now. first in bethesda, maryland a 7- year-old boy was rushed to the hospital after falling out of a window. it happened on wilmet road. rescuers tell us the boy fell from an unsecured second story window. he landed on the roof of a shed about eight feet down and rolled off and fell another 7 feet to the ground. he is expected to be okay. fire and rescue crews want to remind everyone out there do make sure all of your windows are secure. >>> in fairfax police and homicide detectives are investigating reports after human skull found in a ditch. police say they received a call about a person finding the skull at route 1 and furnace road in lorton. we have a crew heading to the scene. we'll bring you more details when we get them. >>> a developing story in prince george's county tonight. an armed suspect on the run ended up barricading himself inside an empty school bus holding police at bay for hours. tonight the or deal is finally over -- ordeal is finally over. wisdom martin is back with the new details. >> reporter: this started out as an attempted bank robber
FOX
Jul 23, 2010 7:00am EDT
. >>> today we are in poolesville maryland. >>> i'm here with the good folks. >> so many people have come out so far. you can see where everybody is this morning. we have our own musicians out here this morning. >> he has been here for us all morning. we also have a grand entrance coming up. we are going to highlight motorcycle club here in the area. we will have that later for you. >>> also a good look back at where poolesville comes from. >> we will talk with the commissioners of this town and we'll talk about the ferry. so we'll talk with the folks that run that. >> the whole crew is out here today. right now we want to say good morning to tony and tucker. >>> good morning. we have a guest, tucker -- take it easy. he sees his owner over there. this is theo. >> he is having a good time. >> it's okay. i'm going to get to the weather before anything happens here. we have a heat advisory going into effect today at noon. it is because we are expecting our temperatures to be in the upper 90s. >> would it be a dog day? >> it would be a dog day. very nicely done. it is going to feel
FOX
Jul 9, 2010 7:00am EDT
back out to leonardtown maryland to check in with tony and allison. good morning. >> good morning to you. thank you very much. once again this morning we are in leonardtown, maryland, in st. mary's county. we are kindly joined this morning by the mayor, she's been mayor for years, jay norris. and everybody calls you chip. and we've all been saying it's a charming town and with some of the nicest people we've ever met. >> that's nice to say. i know that. i grew up here and my wife group up here. >> we were talking about how picturesque here. it wasn't always like that. this town went through a valley before it got back to up to the peak we are today. homeless tents where we sit some years ago. >> unfortunately that's true. the town was established in 1708 and it's hard for people to imagine in today's world but it was established because it was the center of the county, it was established for the courts and also established because it's a deepwater port. but it has been around for 250 years. and things changed the town, one was the pax river and the orange thing, and i think the bi
FOX
Jul 2, 2010 5:00pm EDT
for that update. >>> a traffic alert for anyone on the roads. the maryland lap. agencies promise that there is zero tolerance for drunk drivers. y that setting up dui checkpoints and concentrating officers in areas known with to have a high number of driving accidents or arrests. >>> perfect weather to go into that 4th of july weekend. it can't last, no summer is coming back and that looks like it's in time for the 4th of july. what are we talking here, gary? >> reporter: i have good news and bad news. the good news is this forecast hasn't changed the last few days. as you said, we're going to be very, very hot and that is in some sense the bad news. more good news, we're not going to be that humid and that is in the mid-90s and instead of around 100 degrees or 102 or 103 and that is not going to be miserable and that is going to be hot july 4th and all weekend, too. here's our current temperatures, 81 degrees in the city. as you fly back to the west, there is warm stuff and there is -- that is not real, real hot yet. over the next few days, we'll build the heat and again, this 4
FOX
Jul 23, 2010 5:00am EDT
morning news is hitting the road today. we are broadcasting live from poolesville, maryland from 6:00 to 10:00 as part of our hometown friday series. gurvir, steve, allison, tony, tucker, they are all going to be out there. if you are out near there, you may want to head over and see the crew. >> take them a bottle of water. >> it will be another hot day today. it will just continue and the temperatures will rise even higher as we move through into the weekend. let's start it off with a look at our weather headlines. we will put it all into officer spective for you. there is a heat advisory today and that is in effect from noon until 9:00 tonight. that is because, once we factor in the temperatures and the humidity, our heat in d.c. is going to be into the triple digits. it will feel like it is about 100 to 105 degrees or more. staying on the into the weekend as well. state, we get near 100 degrees and that is just for our temperature. we are watching tropical storm bonnie that actually formed last night. let's take a look at our current temperatures now. yesterday we were into th
FOX
Jul 30, 2010 6:00am EDT
are live out of prince george's county this morning. we are in greenbelt, maryland for this, the final stop on our hometown fridays tour. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> it is 6:00 and we are thrilled to be in the prince george's county. it is the final stop of our hometown friday tour this summer. we wanted to bring out as many people as we could. tony is here. we'll check in with him as well. >> holly is with us too this morning. you can't be in prince george's county and talk about greenbelt which is where we are this morning without talking about the goddard flight center so that is where she is this morning. we'll be talking with her very sortly. >> and beseeds what we think of greenbelt today, there is a lot of history in tbleen belted to talk about. we'll bring you all that history of the city. we have shared the history of places that we have visited all this month of july. green belt is a little different. it is one of the nation's first fully planned communities, born of the great depression last century as propossessed to t
FOX
Jul 30, 2010 9:00am EDT
in the last half hour. he lived briefly in potomac maryland was transferred from kuwait to quantico for a possible trial. >>> the number of mislabeled headstones at arlington could be over 6,000 according to a senate investigation. the former superintendent of the cemetery tells lawmakers he takes full responsibility for the mislabeled graves. and a consumer alert this morning, another recall for toyota and lexus owners. the automaker is recalling more than 400,000 vehicles over concerns about a series system defect. it affects avalon and lexus lx 470. and time to head back out now live to greenbelt, maryland, for the finale of our hometown friday. tony, allison. >> mel, don't say it like that. that hurts. >> it's sad. it's been so much fun. >> this is week five and we are in greenbelt. greenbelt is fairly modern compared to the other communities that we have been in. it was established in 1937. it was the first city in the united states built as federal planned housing community. it was designed under the depression era resettlement era. but back then it was to provide low income h
FOX
Jul 9, 2010 9:00am EDT
. >>> coming up next here on fox 5 morning news, we're headed back to leonardtown, maryland for our home town friday. and tony and allison are learning about a little flair of french when we come back. ♪ ♪ >>> we're back. >> hey. how are you? >> and thank you. i ran down there, it was right down on fenwick. they hooked me up with some hair products. thank you so much. i love you. i'm serious. cindy hooked me up. >> allison has been asking the crowd, anybody have any hair products. and then i took matters into my own hands. >> we have in front of a fine french restaurant here in leonardtown, maryland for home town friday. and we're joined by chef -- i want to say this correctly. you are from france. >> i am from france. i'm from brittany. >> and this is chef lowice capay. >> that's correct. >> and how long have you been here? >> in leonardtown, ten years. >> and what brought you here. >> you'll be surprised. love. >> i saw your wife. i'm not surprised. >> i was talking about the town. >> where is his wife? >> carlene. >> carlene, may we see you. >> hi, carlene. >> is he okay? >> he's the b
FOX
Jul 20, 2010 6:00am EDT
degrees. frederick, maryland, 72 degrees off to the east. oweship city, maryland is at 78 degrees at this hour. we do have some mist out there. -- ocean city, maryland is at 78 degrees at this hour. we'll see some clouds build in later on today and those clouds could bring with them a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms in the latter part of the day. our typical high would be 89 degrees. we will again top that, 93 is what we're looking for downtown. more sunshine in the early part of date than in the latter part of state and a chance of some thunderstorm activity here and there during the course of the afternoon. that is a look at what is happening with the weather. more coming up in just a little bit. >> thank you. >>> let's check in with lauren once again with our traffic. >> we've got a new accident reported as you travel southbound on 95 in virginia. let's head out there. 95 south at lorton, it is right on the exit ramp. you are actually able to get by on the ramp. you can see here we do have police on both sides. you are able to get by in the center of the ramp. not
FOX
Jul 13, 2010 7:00am EDT
told you about a few moments ago in caroline county in maryland. that has been taken down. no tornado warning in caroline county as the storm system as we showed you has pushed into delaware. what you are seeing dehere, i will get a closer look at it. the counties in red is where we do continue to see a tornado warning that's in effect for t about another 15. and that's in kent county and central delaware and newcastle county in northern delaware. de there is your storm system. it rm slooks less impressive, b still tornado warning in effect until 7:15, efnot in maryland b in delaware. current conditions, we're delan seeing rain across the washington area. what we are gtonseeing is some misty conditions and a mix of clouds and some sun. 75 degrees is your current temperature. 84% humidity. winds out of r erthe southwest miles per hour. here is your forecast for today. mostly cloudy, showers and thunderstorms are likely. k it will be warm and humid. high about 87 and degrees. de that's a look at what is a happening with the weather. we we athave more coming up in a little bit. right no
FOX
Jul 16, 2010 5:00am EDT
on the beltway in maryland or virginia. 95, 395, checking in great. 66, as you head inbound, no delays reported fair oaks looks good. little bit of volume, everybody moving at speed at this point. no accidents or incidents to report. we have an accident reported in montgomery county and silver springs. fenton at new york, watch out for that. check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >>> to our big story this friday morning it's the news that residents along the gulf coast have been waiting for. bp has finally put a stop to the massive oil leak in the gulf of mexico. did it by capping the well. this crisis is still far from over. >> a look at the notorious spill cam says it all. the cloud of crude gushing in to the the gulf is gone. the question is will the cap hold without creating bigger problems. a sigh of relief along the gulf coast for you at lase. the ruptured deep sea oil well stopped gush for first time in three months. the company is conducting tests for the new con tapement cap. if everything goes according to pran, bp can continue the choke off the leak or at the very least send oil up to
FOX
Jul 1, 2010 5:00am EDT
. sarah simmons, fox 5. >> all right. thank you very much. >>> the former maryland governor has announced his running mate. he announced his decision on facebook last night. >>> democratic and republicans in the senate agree that kagan is on her way to being the fourth women to serve on the supreme court. they are not planning to filibuster kagan's nomination. if confirmed it would be the first time three of the court's 9 justices are women. >>> the public can pay respects to robert byrd today. >>> president barack obama is calling for action to fix what's being called a broken system in america. ♪ welcome to ultimate rewards from chase. no blackouts, no restrictions on airfare and hotels, no limits to what you can get with ultimate rewards. no wonder it's called ultimate. available on chase credit, debit, and business cards. chase what matters. >>> president barack obama focusing on immigration reform today. he will speak at america university later this morning pushing for action. a white house spokesperson is saying it is accountability for employers and immigrants in the country ill
FOX
Jul 22, 2010 6:00pm EDT
is live at the station now to explain how this happened. john? >> reporter: brian, at the maryland entrance to the station, there are three escalators. this happened on the one on the right, upward bound in the morning around 11:45 when a 4- year-old girl, according to a spokesperson, fell and her left hand got caught between the side plate and the steps on the escalator. she was ultimately extradited by her family and whisked to the hospital. there are safety mechanisms built in. on the bottom sides of the escalators, there are pressure plates. if it detects an unusual amount of pressure, the escalator shuts down automatically. that probably did happen this morning but we are not sure until the investigation is over. one thing is sure, street vendors that work this corner say kids playing on these escalators is a common occurrence. >> they play a lot with kids. >> reporter: how often do you see it? >> every day kids playing on the escalator. >> reporter: we don't know the extent of her injuries because of privacy rights. we know d.c. fire ems said she was suffering from a traumati
FOX
Jul 18, 2010 10:00pm EDT
is finally back home. >>> but we begin with accusations of excessive force. a maryland woman claims police broke her hand. we're diving into the investigation tonight. >>> that woman claims montgomery county police stormed into her wheat on home and knocked her around. i'm maureen umeh. >> i'm will thomas. that woman says because of her injuries she can't work and fears she could lose everything. fox 5's roby chavez is here with the story you will only see right here on fox 5. robbie? >> reporter: a 65-year-old woman is raising strong allegations of excessive force, police brutality and unlawful entry. her hand is bandaged and she's in a cast. she says montgomery county police roughed her up in her oem home. >> this guy grabbed my hand like this and was doing like this. i said stop, stop, you going to break my arm. >> reporter: 65-year-old piero tuno recounts the night she says montgomery county police broke her hand. >> i came from italy and i never get in trouble with nobody. then i have to come in here and keep it like i'm a criminal. >> she's fragile. never hurt a fly. never gotten a t
FOX
Jul 23, 2010 9:00am EDT
back out to poolesville, maryland for more from the crew there. we are going to be back in a moment. don't go anywhere. looks like they are treating them pretty well out there. ♪ (announcer) we all want to stay active. we don't want anything... ...to slow us down. but even in your 30s... ...your bones can begin to change. overtime, you can begin to have bone loss. calcium and vitamin d work together to help keep your bones strong. and yoplait gives you... ...20% of your daily calcium... ...and is the only leading yogurt with vitamin d in every cup. keep your bones strong every day... ...with yoplait. >>> we quantity do a hometown friday without breaking out the food at some point. this is courtesy of basset restaurant. >> basset's fine food and spirts. >> reporter: we can call it basst's. you guys have been here for quite some time. >> 19 years. >> reporter: you must have a secret to all that success. dave, are you breaking out the specialties? >> we have barbecue here. made with five different beans. delicious. coleslaw, ribs, stuffed mozzarella salad, a crab and avocado salad.
FOX
Jul 9, 2010 4:25am EDT
. tucker is out with the rest of the crew in leonardtown in maryland if our hometown fridays but gwen is here. how sweet it was to look outside and see the raindrops on the windshield. >> we say we don't want rain. we want nice weather. but we need the rain desperately right now. let's begin with a look at our maps. you can see there is some precipitation well off to the east offshore and also off to our west. we have a little circulation going on there. for today, we are talking mostly sunny skies. there is a slight chance this afternoon especially to our west that we could see a thunderstorm or two pop up. it is a 20% chance right now. if it happens, it will be later this afternoon. other than that, we to have mostly sunny skies across the area. here is a look at your current temperatures right now. 77degrees at national airport. we've got 75 at baltimore and 75 at tull less. even early this morning, we are starting to get that warm, humid air in place. 77degrees at fredericksburg. as we move into the course of the day, it will pretty much stay that way. we have a code orange air qu
FOX
Jul 13, 2010 6:00am EDT
you where the activity is n eastern maryland. most of the activity was along and east of 95. now it is limited to eastern portions of maryland. there is thunder and lightning. this is pushing to the east. on the left side you notice there is nothing happening in the area. we are precipitation free. and misty conditions. the current temperatures. 75 at reagan national and dulles. the forecast look for clouds. warm and humid. high will be about 87 degrees. that's a look at the weather. look at traffic. >> and between connecticut avenue and 355 that's what is tied up. and people waking up without power this morning. we have reports of trees and wires down in different locations. a good work around. and connecticut avenue and 355 because of the mess. once you head out. if you are run into the lights. treat them as a four-way stop. the bw parkway. lanes are open as you travel and north and southbound between the college park exit. and in good shape leaving 198 headed to powder milt road. back in. better news on 66. and lanes are now open and 95 picking up the usual suspects traveling
FOX
Jul 28, 2010 5:00pm EDT
, maryland. tom fitzgerald is live with more. the neighborhood got good news? >> reporter: we've been here all day. two minutes before we went on the air, traffic lights came back on, and this neighborhood up on river road finally got power back. we just received an updated e- mail from pepco. let me read it to you. i'll get out of the road while we do this. in montgomery county now, there are 20149 customers out of power, out of 300,000 that were previously out. in prince george county, 2746 homes remain without power, out of 220,000 that were out. and in dc, 1,655 homes are without power tonight. and while pepco made good progress over the last couple hours on the situation, the next 24 hours are going to involve some of their most intricate work. and here is why. a lot of outages that are left are because of situations like that, particular lines that have been entwined with trees. when the trees came down, so did the lines. line crews fanned out, are trying to get to the pockets now piece by piece. four days after this massive tree went down on hatting ton lane, pepco lines men started
FOX
Jul 16, 2010 6:00am EDT
maryland. numerous calls have been coming in to police and fox 5 news with people saying they felt a rumbling like a passing train. we are asking that you don't call. we know you felt it. we appreciate the calls that have come already. don't call unless you have damage. so far no reports of injuries or damage. tucker joins me now. >>> just amazing. amazing. we can't describe it. a lot of people probably slept through it. for those of us that were wide awake, we were rocking and rolling. i lived in california for a time. i was in a larger earthquake in 89. it was sharp and very noticeable. almost surprised we didn't have any damage across the area. as you said a 3.6. i want to mention quickly that although earthquakes are rare in washington area they are not unheard of. in 93 we had a form near columbia. as recently as 2008, we had a is .8. >> when you say swarm was that a lot of little ones. >> over the course of several weeks, five or six measured. garnered some attention at the time. they were only the .5, 2.7's. this was a 3.6, which is larger. more widespread. >> the star that
FOX
Jul 22, 2010 5:00am EDT
also been an arrest in the murder of a prominent maryland artist. she was found stabbed to death in a tease alley on monday. she had gone missing from her rockville studio just three days earlier. police used surveillance video to track down 35-year-old raymond williams of kensington. he confessed to killing her but authorities don't know why. he is charged with premeditated murder. >>> a final house vote is expected later today on extending unemployment benefits to two and a half million americans who have been out of work for six months or longer. that bill passed in the senate after a month-long battle between democrats and republicans over how to finance it. >>> the wall street reform and consumer protection act is now the law of this country. a victorious president obama signed that bill into law yesterday. democrats have been trying to get that bill through congress for two years. the president says that new law contains common sense changes including a council of regular lawsuitors to overseawall street's complex financial transactions and the creation of a watchdog consum
FOX
Jul 2, 2010 7:00am EDT
. >>> some residents from maryland will have to spend the weekend using less water. it'll be a few days before a faulty water main is replaced. sherri ly has the latest on this. >> reporter: you know what? the good thing is, they caught this early, before that water main actually broke. wssc crews had been working around-the-clock trying to make repairs. the next step was for them to cut it out and replace a 16-foot section of the 96-inch water main. water restrictions will remain in place for prince georges and montgomery counties. lynne rigins joins me. >> take shorter showes , don't run your dishwasher or washing machine unless it's full. don't flush your toilet unless you use it. if you can cut water consumption by 1/3, it will help other customers and fire protection. >> reporter: you cut out a concrete section to test the waters that reinforce the concrete of this water main, what did you find? >> we found that our proactive technology and proactives, indicated what wires were failing. we exposed the wires, did a cockpit annuity test on them and some of the wires failed. we need
FOX
Jul 12, 2010 7:00am EDT
of light sprinkles out in western maryland and some of the other radars are indicating that just a few of those are touching the ground. so it's possible there will be a light shower. most of the rain will hold off until the evening commute and during the nighttime hours tonight as this little piece of energy, see it out into central ohio and eastern kentucky, that will move through here late today and tonight and that will give us a chance of showers. and another piece of energy will come through tomorrow and give us an even better chance of -- we need the rain around here even though we got some on saturday, more needed showers and thunderstorms tomorrow. upper 80 -- 80s to about 90. muggy and showers in the forecast for the day tomorrow. much nicer by wednesday, thursday and friday. hot with highs back in the mid- 90s. >> so a hot week. not 100-degrees but hot. >> certainly more than normal. >>> let's look at traffic with julie wright. >> not so bad if you're traveling in either direction at the wilson bridge with the lanes open. inbound route 50, two pickup trucks stopped, causing
FOX
Jul 26, 2010 11:00pm EDT
to safety. >>> a maryland woman is among the storm's victims. one minute michelle humanick was driving through college park. the next this beloved mother and wife was dead, killed instantly when a tree land on her van crushing her. both parker shows us her life and her death. >> reporter: just look at a picture of michelle humanick, and you get a sense of how happy she was. those lucky enough to have known her can tell you much more. >> we talk about our kids, and -- and that's what i remember about her, is how kind she was, and how generous, and how active she was in her community. >> reporter: it was in that community college park where humanick died yesterday, when the storm roared through a tree fell on her van. >> i was very shocked, along with the rest of our neighborhood, to find out what happened. because it's very senseless. and very tragic. but i hope that everyone comes together and lets her children and her husband know how much, you know, how much we respected and valued her, and you know, and family was the center of her life. >> reporter: neighbors shirley and la reel mo
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Jul 15, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. >>> here in maryland now, a maryland police department investigating their own after allegations of excessive force during arrests. two hyattsville police officers are suspended. fox 5's maureen umeh is live in the newsroom with the edge on why their boss is so worried. >> reporter: these allegations have certainly put the officers' reputations on the line but hyattsville police chief says they also could make questions of integrity, bring that to light but the entire police department. two separate incidents two separate officers, both in trouble for crossing the line accused of using excessive force during arrests. >> we were taking them seriously. they're being formally investigated. >> reporter: one ever the incidents happened back in march along the 2900 block of hamilton street in hyattsville. officer trevor hodges was alleged to have used excessive force while arresting a subject. the other incident happened on july 3 and involves corporal steven bockard. he too was accused of excessive force in making an arrest. in other cases other officers blew the whistle. >> it's our
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Jul 25, 2010 6:00pm EDT
, over somerset county in south maryland, and worcester county and northeastern acombic county in eastern virginia. and then we have watches in effect for the tidal potomac and the maryland portion of the chesapeake bay. there we've had strong storms moving through across the area. but this also includes counties such as the maryland counties such as anne arundel, dorchester, howard, kent, prince george's, queen anne, somerset, all of those under a severe thunderstorm watch. so we've had a lot of damage. we talked about the peak wind gusts, up to 70 mile-per-hour winds today. things are finally calming down and by tonight we'll see some partly cloudy skies as the storms and our overnight low being around 72 degrees and we'll have more updates on the reports of the damage that happened later on and take a look at our forecast as we head into a brand new week where things will be calmer as well as a lot cooler. back to you. >>> take a look at this. this is in beltsville. a woman died inside a van when a tree came down right on top of it there in the middle of the street. she died, her daugh
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Jul 27, 2010 11:00pm EDT
has a college degree from the university of maryland university college and for years worked as a clerk at u.p.s. and tonight, his coworkers are speaking out about the man they call a quiet worker. >> as far as him killing people, that was a total shock. >> reporter: this person who wanted to remain anonymous said for years they worked side-by- side with accused killer jason scott. >> he didn't talk to too many people. he did kind of keep to hill. >> reporter: he worked in this u.p.s. building in the warehouse and recorded the labels on the package -- corrected the labels on the packages. >> he was never anyone to cause problems. if you asked him to do something, he did it: he was extremely fast at typing. >> uh-huh. >> and he was really -- as far as employees g he was pretty good. >> reporter: prince georges county police chief thinks these indictments are just the beginning. >> i hope that with the arrest and this bad, very dangerous individual, that other witnesses will come forward and assist us in collaborating and closing the other cases. >> reporter: investigators say
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Jul 30, 2010 7:00am EDT
hometown fridays today. let's send it back become you out to the greenbelt, maryland. >> good morning. we are joined by the mayor today would is making the executive decisions this morning. we like it. allison and i have a hard time making decisions times. >> should we stand or sit. >> the mayor said i prefer to stand. >> so we stand here with mayor judith davis of greenbelting maryland. thank you for having us in your town today. we are having a good time. >> you moved to the area in 1975. you have served on the council for eight terms now? >> no i'm in the middle of my seventh term basically. >> till within eight terms, no doubt. let me ask you how has the city changed in your time here and you can brag a little bit. what are some of the changes that after he seen take place because of your decisions. >> oh, my decisions. greenbelt-- what this is a co- op. >> you have to remember that in greenbelt, the not the mayor's decisions. little the council's decisions that are based on the citizens telling them an giving them advice. >> the way it should be. >> how has the city changed in your t
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Jul 9, 2010 11:00pm EDT
in maryland along with three young friends. he drove the girls to annapolis, gave them drinks and marijuana and later had sex with the 13-yard. police say one of her friends texted a relative who called 911. police moved in and found mason with the four girls. >> it's a deplorable crime. our advice to parents is know what your children are doing. monitor websites. know what sites they're visiting because unfortunately some of the negative aspects of social media are a situation like this. >> mason faces numerous charges including second degree rape. investigators say two other adults were in the annapolis home when the young girls were there. >>> investigators believe a deadly shooting in silver spring was actually a tragic accident. 20-year-old joseph kennedy died inside a home last night on darrows street. investigators found him with a gunshot wound to the head. a 21-year-old man dropped a shotgun which went off and hit kennedy. the man with the gun stayed on the scene for police to arrive. >>> a second body pulled from the delaware river today following that duck boat disaster in philly
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Jul 13, 2010 6:00pm EDT
is in maryland with charges in the murder of a glen burnie dentist four years in the making and he was bludgeoned to death in 2006. and prosecutors say that -- the middle of robbing the dentist. hickman worked inside the office. both were indicted last week on a long list of charges including first-degree murder. >>> the news edge on virginia, where an 18-year-old autistic man sits in a jail and his mother is on a crusade fighting for his freedom. reginald layton is charged with assaulting a police officer. here's the question, is jail really the best answer in this case? tonight, we're going to take a look. fox 5s stacey cohan is here with what happened. >> reporter: on a mission to free her son and has launched an internet campaign. the local n naacp is helping out even though the issue is not the color of the men's skin. from the time he was small, reginald neely laton's mom knew he was different. >> small things like teaching a child how to tie his shoes, you know, pick up a spoon, eating, you know? >> reporter: it took years of frustration and specialec to get a hard diagnosis. autism. speci
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Jul 20, 2010 6:00pm EDT
in maryland. he hasn't been named but investigators say he did kill karen and carries say lofton then later dell loris and ebony dewitt. he is the suspect in dozens of burglaries, robberies and home invasions. >>> the search is on for the gunman that shot and killed a fairfax man in california. it happened in oakland outside of a dental office a. dental hygienist was helping jing hong kang with directions when he was robbed and shot to death. instead of celebrating his interview, his family is preparing to bury him. >> whatever you ask, he will give. i don't understand why they just shot him. >> oakland police say they have surveillance tape of two people of interest in the murder, a man and a woman. they are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the killers. >>> the storm force is keeping their eyes to the skies. another night of rough weather including a tornado warning an hour ago. looks good over the d.c. metro area but let's get the latest from sarah palin who has a broader view of things. >> it has been isolated to be sure. the tornado warning, we did not get reports of
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Jun 30, 2010 10:00pm EDT
we are following tonight. a massive fire in frederick, maryland. skyfox over the scene earlier tonight as firefighters battled these flames. huge clouds of smoke could be seen shooting out of the roof. the building is located at east all saints street and south carol street. we are told it was a business but no word which one. >>> fallout tonight from the mess on the marc commuter rail. first a breakdown that left passengers stranded in the heat for hours. then a missed stop with state transportation officials on board. well tonight the state and am tack are vowing to make things right. fox 5 wisdom martin live at union station. wisdom? >> reporter: some of the top brass involved with running the train system are out talking to passengers trying to reassure them and let them know they are investigating. they will fix these problems and they will do better. it's not every day that the people who ride the train get to talk directly to the people who run the train system. amtrak's c.e.o. joseph bordman, maryland transportation secretary and maryland transit administration chief sp
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Jul 1, 2010 5:00pm EDT
to a fairfax case. >>> in maryland, the search for a missing boater is over. they recovered his body and disappeared tuesday night. the natural resources police say the body was found this morning in the area and the body has been sent to the medical examiner's office for a autopsy in baltimore. >> a dramatic new twist. a confession from one suspected spy and a safe deposit box with large amounts much cash. that is coming the same day that 9 of the suspects appeared in the u.s. for bail hearings held in boston, new york and here in virginia. sherri ly is live with more. >> reporter: today was the first time they got a look at the three virginia spy suspects. it lasted a few minutes. the attorneys for michael vitolli and patricia mills asked to delay their bail hearing until tomorrow and saying they got new information. michael zatolli and pratishia mills, a suspended husband-and- wife team from arlington and their accused accomplice will remain in jail. their bail hearing put off another day. the couple's attorneys claimed they had received new information from the government and pro
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Jul 1, 2010 10:00pm EDT
now has a running mate. >> the next lieutenant governor of the state of maryland mary kane. >> reporter: but kan he's selection was already old news online as ehrlich's campaign posted the pick on facebook late wednesday. >> that partner is mary kane. mary? >> thank you, bob. >> reporter: the 48-year-old kane is an attorney from potomac and was secretary of state in the ehrlich administration. >> we need to focus our debate and our talks on how to bring maryland's economy back. that is the first and foremost thing that our job is going to be as leaders in this state. >> reporter: while mary kane could bring republican female votes, her family business connection are also bringing questions. >> nonissue as far as i'm concerned. >> reporter: husband john kane's moving company was sued by the u.s. government for underpaying workers in violation of federal contract rules and for issuing false documents claiming it was in compliance. >> not related to the political issue. it's not a state of maryland issue. it's a federal review issue. it has nothing to do with the candidate, no
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Jul 26, 2010 5:00pm EDT
graduated from and worked at the university of maryland. friends say she he can sold at all of -- excelled at all of that. but that wasn't what she loved most. >> family was the center of her life. she loved those two girls. >> reporter: she and her husband adopted the girls. they gave her son a gift that meant more than any other. >> when he was a newborn, she gave me a cotton blanket that belonged to sophie that was something sophie loved a great deal. she came over, gave me sophie's favorite blanket as a gift. and that meant a tremendous amount to me because it was her child's favorite blanket and she gave that to me. >> she was very generous? >> very generous, very kind, and she was a good person. >> very supportive lady. very intelligent. i'll certainly miss her. >> reporter: her 64-year-old mother was with her and was taken to the hospital. her physical condition is improving. of course, emotional recovery for the family will take a very long time. >> our thoughts and prayers are with them tonight. thank you. >>> severe storms c
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Jul 5, 2010 10:00pm EDT
coverage, live from dupont, i'm will thomas. back to you. >>> a close call at a jeremy man town maryland pool. a lifeguard notice had young boy floating on his stomach and pulled him from the water just in time. he was barely breathing. lifeguards kept his airway clear until emergency crews could arrive. we're told the boy will be okay. >>> tonight on the "news edge" at 11:00, you'll hear from the lifeguard who saved that's boy's life. >>> now the latest on a developing story. as we hit the hottest days of summer the mandatory water restrictions are still in effect f montgomery and prince georges county residents were ordered to conserve because of a huge broken pipe. roby chavez is live in the potomac with the latest. >> reporter: frustration is growing especially since that water main has now been fixed but wsfc says the mandatory water restrictions will remain in place at least through tuesday while the pipes are flushed out. now, they also tell us that the water police and yes there is such a thing is out in full force. on the fifth day of the water restrictions it is ironic to see w
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Jul 6, 2010 5:00am EDT
in germantown, maryland actually boy is recovering this morning after he nearly drowned actually lifeguard watched as the boy chaseed a ball into the deep end of the pool. she says at one point he began floating on his stomach. he didn't respond to the lifeguard's whistle so she jumped into water, pulled him out and called the paramedics. >> i put him into the emergency position, tilt the victim's head back and make sure there is nothing obstructing their airway. it is something you have to be constantly vigilant. you're just always ready for a save. >> the cdc says each day, three children in america die from drowning. another four receive emergency care for nonfatal injuries. >>> a local lawyer is helping rescue fishermen from the gulf oil disaster. >> coming up next, his mission to put them back in hair boats. why he says bp is slowing down the process. >>> good morning. after lots of heat and humidity yesterday, conditions today even worse. i'll have the details on the forecast. it gets a little bitter on the five-day. julie wright will be in with a look at your on-time traffic coming
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Jul 7, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. >>> our hottest spot in the heat wave is frederick, maryland. 106 yesterday afternoon. that is hotter than phoenix or las vegas. we did manage to find a few people walking along the streets of this historic city. >> shocking because like air- conditioning then you are suddenly outside. you don't realize it at first but then when you are walking, wow. >> frederick was not the hottest place in the country. that title goes to death valley, california which hit 116 degrees. >>> a tough time for commuters around philly. a train heading for trenton stalled last night leaving more than 1500 passengers on board with no power or air- conditioning for 30 minutes. today more trouble for people trying to get to work. septa reported a dozen trains delayed while new jersey transit canceled several trains because of the heat. >>> usually extreme weather in buffalo, new york, means feet of snow and below zero temperatures. the city is baking in the heat. the temperature hit 90 today for the first time in three years. tomorrow it's expected to be hotter. >>> go to myfoxdc.com for tips on keeping cool. we w
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Jul 9, 2010 5:00am EDT
'm trying to say. you don't want to miss that. leonardtown, maryland coming up at 6:00 this morning. are they dealing with a little bit of rain showers in that area too. >> there will be just a little bit down to the south but mainly we will see most of the wet weather kick in late into the course of tonight more than anything else. right now, here is a look at satellite-radar composite. we have the spin going around across the area and just a few showers to our far west but we are looking at a chance of seeing some of that later today but tonight will be our primary time but as far as today is concerned, things are pretty clear out there as far as the skies are concerned so not a whole lot going on. here is a look at your current temperatures. 77degrees at national airport. 77 at baltimore. 76 at dulles and 78 degrees this hour already at winchester. and for today, we are still talking humid conditions. thunderstorms by tonight. late this afternoon, by tonight is what we're talking about. mainly, i think it will fob the majority of our area, it will be like after midnight more than
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Jul 13, 2010 9:00am EDT
this morning in eastern maryland. tucker barnes has a look at the forecast and what you can expect. >> a lot of cloud cover. very humid conditions, not raining across the d.c. metro area at this moment. but it will be later today as we have another round of showers and thunderstorms expected for our tuesday. let's get to the radar. we'll show what you is happening. and again as we get into the morning hours here, a lot of clouds across the area, a few rays ever sunshine. our overnight showers and thunderstorms are developed east of 95 so much of prince george's county, anne arundel county got a soaking and we had a tornado warning across sections of easter maryland and -- eastern maryland and into delaware. and it will never be a beautiful day as we stay in the clouds through the afternoon. very humid. dew point temperatures running in the 70s so our helltive humidity 80-90% across the region. very humid conditions. 73 in frederick, 79 in ocean city and 76 in fredericksberg. i guess the good news is high temperatures onlies in the mid to upper 80s and that's better. and a lot of cl
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Jul 25, 2010 11:00pm EDT
neighborhoods throughout maryland and the district that have lost power. officials are asking folks, make sure you open up the windows, air out your house. keep it as cool as possible. and also, if you want to light your house inside, don't use candles. there is a big fear if you use a candle, that could maybe knock over and start a fire. officials are asking folks to be as careful as possible. back to you guys in the studio. >> matt ackland in college park. thank you. matt mentioned downed power lines. >>> look at this video. this is what happens when downed power lines come down. this happened in northeast. fox 5 came upon this scene in the 1600 block of montana avenue where the live wires landed on two parked cars. no one was hurt, but as you can see, both cars were pretty badly damaged. >>> pleasant of people are in the dark tonight. the storms knocked out power to nearly 300,000 pep co customers. montgomery count214,000 without power. prince george's county had 50,000 in the dark and d.c. the number is around 29,000. remember, even when we're not on the air with alerts, we have you covere
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Jul 24, 2010 11:15pm EDT
shanahan had a party in maryland. chris, what are you up to these days. >> i've been here talking with the red skins this whole offseason. they treated me like family and i've been there 10 years, coach shanahan, he basically welcomed me in right away and they've been teaching me the game of football from the coach's standpoint. i'm definitely enjoying that, being around the guys still. >> this may be the last time red skins coaches and players will be together in a light hearted capacity. the team begins training camp july 29th at 4 p.m. the first preseason game is friday, august 13th against the buffalo bills. mike shanahan says he's looking forward to camp. >> we're excited. we needed these ota days to get people used to our system from offense, defense and special teams, and our guys have done a great job in the offseason program, in great shape and will get a chance to show shortly what we can do. >> the tour de france concludes tomorrow. stage 19 not so well for this guy, johan from belgium, ouch. 23rd overall after today's stage. the lead has been extended over 39 seconds,
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Jul 29, 2010 4:25am EDT
afternoon here at the latest as they are already into western maryland. you can see the line of showers and thunderstorms starting to develop along and in front of the cold front which will bring in cooler and drier air as we get into tonight and particularly tomorrow. it will start to feel a lot better around here. let's switch gears. can you see everything on the move here an again, the possibility is out there some of these storms could be on the strong side with very gusty winds later this afternoon. so we'll have to watch this line very carefully as it approaches the washington area later this morning. up ahead of it, it is warm, muggy, high temperatures yesterday were in the low 90s and look at that. wave only backed off the low 80s here in town. 81-degree at 4:25 in the morning. humidity, 74%. pressure down a little bit, your forecast for today calling for more 90s, low to mid-90s and it will get stormy around here with the showers and thunderstorms approaching touring the early afternoon, i think, from west to east. >> it might impact the rush hour this afternoon? >> certainly a
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Jul 7, 2010 4:25am EDT
are still looking for her killer. family and friends remembered her at a service last night. >>> a maryland soldier officially faces charges connected to leaking of this video in iraq t shows an apache helicopter againing down unarmed men. army specialist bradley manning is facing multiple accounts of putting national security at risk. >>> british petroleum is looking to break down the barrels of oil pouring into the gulf with bacteria. the latest attempt is an oil- eating microbe produced by a florida biotech firm. we have a report. >> they eat it as a food source. they degrade it. they take it apart molecule by molecule. >> start off with a very small concentration. >> this is one of several companies pitching a type of oil-eating back tear what to help clean up the gulf. their product is made from naturally occurring microbes that break town oil that are then concentrated, fermented and strayed on the oil, a process called bioremediation. it is commonly used to clean up toxic industrial accidents, jet fuel spills and brown fields. oil-eating bacteria was used to help clean up the alaska
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Jul 12, 2010 11:00pm EDT
a. police officers in a small maryland city say their careers were ruined after they reported corruption inside the department. it happened in new carrollton in prince george's county and now they have filed a lawsuit. fox 5's maureen umeh is here with our news edge exclusive. >> reporter: will, the former new carrollton police officers say they thought they did the right thing by coming forward with information about alleged illegal activity inside the police department. but they say instead of being producted rkt they ended up -- protected, they ended up losing their jobs and are now fighting to get their rep teagues back. when did you work for the new carrollton police department? >> in february 2008 for a year. >> reporter: a lifelong cop jeff hamilton says new carrollton recruited him to help its relatively young police department grow. >> i love police work. i love the integrity, the professionalism and the honor. a lot of it was lost. >> reporter: but he and three other former officers said there were problems inside the department good when you get called in the middle
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